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General Medicine

General Medicine

  • Martindale's Health Science Guide - This site is an extensive list of health related sites. According to the author, the site contains links to over 37,500 teaching files; over 45,200 medical cases; 725 courses/textbooks; 925 multimedia tutorials; over 2,600 databases, and over 9,950 movies.
  • MedicineNet - MedicineNet is a repository of information for the medically interested as an educational tool. The site features medical news, information on diseases and treatments, and information about pharmaceuticals and clinical trials.
  • Primary Care Teaching Modules - This site was developed by he Divisions of General Internal Medicine at Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco. A neat resource for medical students and physicians alike. Covers everything from "Immunization in Adults" to "How to Give Bad News." Includes quizzes, clinical cases and academic reviews.
  • Medscape - This easy-to-navigate site is packed with information. Whether you are looking for an abstract on cancer, cardiology, or just new ideas on care giving, this site is the place to go. Not only is this site good for the clinical aspect, it is loaded with research information. This site contains links to several journals. American Heart Journal, The AIDS Reader, and Hippocrates are just a few examples of the publications found linked at this site.
  • Reuters Health Information Services - Free and relatively painless registration allows access to news stories about medicine, health, and science; other interesting features include the Internist's Casebook which encourages you to "try your hand at diagnosis", thoughtful reviews (with ratings) of Internet sites, and humorous feature articles from the Journal of Irreproducible Results.
  • Interactive Patient - This teaching tool from Marshall University School of Medicine is aimed at physicians, residents and medical students. It offers a case with a chief complaint to the user who then has to interact with the patient requesting additional history, performing a virtual physical exam, and reviewing laboratory data and x-rays. The site also features a detailed help page.
  • NetMedicine - An excellent source for health and medical information. Sections include Free Medline, a CyberPatient Simulator, MedFinder Web Search, PhotoRounds Challenge, EKG of the Month, Radiology Rounds, Pediatric Topics, Patient Education Center, and Practice Opportunities. The site is free, but you must register first.
  • Quackwatch - This site is dedicated to educating the public about medical quackery. It includes articles on common health scams, bogus treatments, fads, and unethical behaviors. You may not agree with everything Dr. Barrett has to say, but this site is thoughtful, thought-provoking, and an excellent counter to all the dubious "alternative medicine" sites that have proliferated on the Web.
  • The Medical Education Page - A good resource for pre-med students, doctors, and the health-concerned. This site is maintained by a second-year med student and has all kinds of links to FAQs, medical indices, medical courses and schools, references materials, etc.
General Medicine